Desesperanza are a solo project from texas that plays a mixture of atmospheric black metal and funeral doom and this is a review of his self titled 2014 album whixh was re-issued on cassette in 2015 by Nebular Carcoma Records.
A very dark and melodic sound starts off the album before going into more of a fast and raw black metal direction which also shows grim screams and brutal blast beats becoming a very huge part of the recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts with the slower sections being in a funeral doom metal direction.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when solos and leads are utilized they bring a melodic and depressive black metal sound to the recording and when synths are utilized they music starts going for more of an atmospheric direction and at times when the music is very slow the music brings in a lot of suicidal black metal elements which also show up in some of the high pitched screams.
Clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and they also enhance the depressive nature of the music and the vocals also get very deep at times diving the music a touch of blackened death metal and adds growls into the music and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies while some tracks also bring in elements of ambient and whispered spoken word parts.
Desesperanza plays a musical style that takes the raw, atmospheric and depressive styles of black metal and mixes it with funeral doom metal to create some very dark, heavy and original music, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover death, groief, mass suicide and transcendental chaos.
In my opinion Desesperanza are a very great sounding mixture of atmospheric, depressive black metal and funeral doom and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Amargo Nectar De La Disgracia" and "Eutanasia Para La Patetica Humanidad". 8 out of 10.